Good morning and happy Saturday. Let me first start by saying that I hope all of you being impacted by Winter Storm Jonas are safe and warm. I couldn’t believe the coverage coming out of DC, NY and NJ this morning on The Weather Channel.
We definitely had our fair share of winter weather in Charlotte over the last two days but lucky for me, I escaped it just hours before it started.
I had a trip scheduled to Florida for a delayed holiday visit with my parents and grandmother since we didn’t see each other over Christmas. I was supposed to fly out late Friday night but that was looking unlikely. On a whim, I called American Airlines on Thursday morning to see if there was any possibility of getting out earlier thinking it was a long shot. There was a 3+ hour wait to talk to an agent but they called me back around 1 p.m. and said “oh your flight tomorrow has already been cancelled…we’ve cancelled all flights out of Charlotte.” I asked if there was any way I could get out that night and she said, “yes, I can put you on the 8:15 p.m.” I accepted and quickly wrapped up everything in Charlotte, got packed and Ubered to the airport.
The airport was NUTS! It was probably the busiest I’ve ever seen Charlotte Douglas. I didn’t know if I’d make it through security and to my gate on time because the lines were SO. I hustled and got myself on board and off to Florida.
Bye-bye Charlotte and Winter Storm Jonas.
Hello Florida! It is FREEZING here. So windy and in the 30s but I’ll take it over the snow and ice.
I’m happy to report that my grandmother is doing really well and getting all settled in. My dad and the dogs check in on her a few times every day and she comes to visit every night for dinner and some TV time!
My dad is torturing me with homemade sourdough bread. This might be the hardest moment of Whole30 yet. If I weren’t on day 22 I might throw in the towel. 😉
On that note, I’ll be back later today with Whole30 days 17-20.
For those of you stuck inside today, here are some things to read!
From around the web…
Sugar is Definitely Toxic, New Study Says
The Biggest Mistake People Make When Choosing Their Life Partner
How to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Negative Energy
Strong Enough to Be Soft (<—-LOVE)
Meditation Reduces Emotional Pain by 44%:Study
Top 10 Reasons to Hate the Carolina Panthers (I mean, really? Do people really still look at the South like this?)
From my blogger friends…
This Disease Ain’t Racist – my friend Lindsey at Just a Little Organic celebrates her third anniversary of sobriety and gets vulnerable and real in this post. I’m so proud of her and inspired by her courage.
Healthy Recipes for Peanut Butter Lovers – Tina from Carrots n’ Cake put together a delicious round up of her favorite peanut butter recipes in anticipation of National Peanut Butter Day on Sunday. You better believe I’ll be following suit!
Diets, Health and Feeling Your Best – via Emily at My Healthyish Life who is also embarking on Whole30 but reminds everyone of the important message that we’re all different! There’s no one right diet for everyone.
Four Steps Along My Path to Health – from my sweet friend Teri at A Foodie Stays Fit who does it all…full-time banking job, dog mom, runner, CrossFitter and all around wonderful person.
Virtual Wine Date – with Gina from The Fitnessista. I found this post to be very brave and also a big step in the right direction of women sharing experiences, talking about real things and supporting each other.
And another shameless plug for my book! A reader snapped me a picture of it at Whole Foods in Bedford, MA. Another spotted it at the Barnes and Noble in Union Square in NYC. This has made my week! You can find it online at Amazon! (And don’t forget about my core training book, Ultimate Plank Fitness).
Indoor workout inspiration…
I programmed this 1,000 rep home workout back in 2014 when I was snowed in and it’s become the most popular workout on my site. If you’re stuck inside today, give it a try!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Are you snowed in? If so, how are you staying active and sane?
Any interesting links to share or new blogs you’re following?